Wide-Eyed Editions deploy the the tried-and-tested pedagogical ploy of intentional errors in this historical survey of key periods in time. Each historical period is given a big double-spread illustration which includes 20 ‘mistakes’ and on the following double-[age spread the 20 errors are clearly identified and explained. Even the front cover has ten visual anachronisms. A good way to learn a lot about the past.
One of the first titles published by a new list from New Frontier Publishing, this is certainly a quality production – very well illustrated and designed with varying and well-judged quantities of words on each page. A great title for budding archaeologists wth a charming kit list on the back end papers.
This picture book won a major Polish illustration award when it was originally published in 2014. This is its first English language publication, in a translation by the author.
The illustrations are quirky and charming. You can see some of the illustrator’s other work on Behance.
Here is a piece from Creative Boom about her work:
Debut picture book from international doodle artist.
“This brilliantly playful book that experiments with the physical boundaries of the book as an object, encouraging interaction and imagination, seems to be a direct extension of Jon’s personality.” Oliver Jeffers.
This charming story about finding out who you are is now in paperback.
Pip doesn’t know what he wants to do, so he goes on a journey to find out. He meets lots of other birds along the way who are all good at doing various different things.In the end Pip settles fro being good at singing.
From the author of Giraffes Can’t Dance and the award-winning team behind I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy, comes a charming rhyming picture book about a child’s adoration of their grandad. Bold black text and unfussy illustrations make this a highly accessible picture book, ideal for sharing. The rhyming text doesn’t miss a beat.
Published to coincide with Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and based on a little known story about the singer and Marilyn Monroe.
ACHUKA likes this book a lot!
Monster Mum is having a baby and Little Monster is not too pleased about it! Mum needs more time to rest and cannot carry him in her arms as she used to. She also needs to eat healthily and this means that Little Monster and everyone else in the family has to eat the same…When Monster Baby finally arrives he receives A LOT of presents and attention and Little Monster feels a bit neglected, until he finds he has an unexpected new admirer, his baby brother!
Sarah Dyer’s Five Little Friends was a Smarties Bronze Award winner.
Oh, this is a wonderful picture book collaboration between Toronto-based writer Kyo Maclear and Montreal-based illustrator Isabelle Arsenault. Originally published in Canada some five years ago by Kids Can Press, this is surely a smart selection by Bristol-based indie publisher Book Island, who specialise in sourcing beautifully illustrated, high-quality picture books from around the world. The charming story of one sister trying to coax her sibling out of the doldrums has both child and adult appeal and should sell particularly well at Monk’s House, Charleston and galleries with a Bloomsbury connection.
Beautifully produced, it’s an ACHUKA favourite for sure.
“The Opposite is the absolute model of what a children’s book should be: funny, original, simple and charming . . . All the hallmarks of a classic in fact.” (Stephen Fry)